Oh, Guilty Heart! – The 4th Annual Valentiny Writing Contest!

Yep it’s that wonderful time of year.  When hearts are a fluttering, love is in the air and someone somewhere is holding an expensive bunch of red roses and a delicious box of chocolates.  (Well I can only hope)  It’s Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny Writing Contest. The rules are it must be no more than 214 words (not counting the heading) in which someone feels guilty.   Age appropriate for Picture book and posted on your blog and linked to Susanna’s blog by February 14th by 11:59 PM EDT

Here is mine…

Podgy’s Guilty Secret.

Podgy a tubby mischievous little dog, loves to eat anything and everything!

He loves his neighbour Clarkie too.

Afternoons Podgy nose flattened against fence, waits for Clarkie.

Podgy notices the gate a jar.

Thinks Podgy I’ll wait at Clarkie’s letter box.

But a square prettily wrapped box with red bow and heart attached smells too tempting for Podgy .

Podgy sniffs until OOPS! It fell.

Yummy chocolates everywhere.

Podgy wolfs some down.

Hears Clarkie approach and sneaks back to his yard.

Feeling ill, drops wrappers and curls up on his front porch.

His master takes him to the vet.

In the early evening Podgy now home and feeling better sees Clarkie in his bedroom window looking sad.

His mother standing over him.

“You are grounded after school for a week, having eaten my chocolates.” said Clarkie’s mum.

Podgy’s eyes mist over. His tender stomach rumbles. He felt bad for poor Clarkie.

I know thinks Podgy and races through his house out the front door picks up wrappers as he passes.

Scrapping and barking at Clarkie’s front door alerts Clarkie’s mum.

When she sees the wrappers and Podgy’s master explains that Podgy had been sick. They all realised who had eaten her Valentines chocolates.

All was forgiven and Podgy and Clarkie ran out to play.


Whew! Done… Now hop over to Susanna’s Blog and check out all the other fantastic entries.  Oh and did I tell you there are great prizes up for grabs too.

Thanks for stopping by.

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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5 Responses to Oh, Guilty Heart! – The 4th Annual Valentiny Writing Contest!

  1. M.A. Cortez says:

    Oh my goodness, poor Podgy AND Clarkie ,

  2. Poor Podgy. Chocolates are dangerous for dogs. Sweet story.

  3. Colleen Owen Murphy says:

    I am glad Podgy came clean and I am glad Clarkie is so forgiving! Good luck with the contest!

  4. Oh, my, Diane! Poor Podgy certainly learned that lesson the hard way! I’m glad he was okay, and that he made things right with Clarkie’s mom, and that Clarkie was a forgiving friend! Alls well that ends well, yes? 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in the Valentiny fun!

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